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Author Archive: Brent Stubbs

is a father of five (+ 1 in heaven), husband of one, convert, and a generally interested person. He has a BA in Theology, studied graduate philosophy, has an MBA, is a writer (or so he tells himself) and prefers his coffee black. His website is Almost Not Catholic. His Twitter handle is @2bcatholic. His favorite color is blue.

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Are you just a mother?

April 11, AD 2013 0 Comments
Are you just a mother?

We’ve all heard the new modern meme*: You’re just a mom? or You are just a mom! or Are you just a mom? or Oh, you are just a mom. I put a question mark at the end of that first iteration for a reason. Today, more than ever, women — mothers in particular — find themselves being questioned. […]

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Newtown: A Lesson on Giving Thanks

December 17, AD 2012 2 Comments
Newtown: A Lesson on Giving Thanks

Dear Fellow Parents, Tragedy has its way of undoing tightly wound things. If anything at all, the depot we pull into this day has completely changed. Everything is new about this town, or at least it should be…after Newtown. As parents, we have so much for which to be thankful, those of us who still hold our children at […]

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Why We Cry For The Pope

November 19, AD 2012 7 Comments
Why We Cry For The Pope

(among other things) To our dear separated brothers and sisters, nothing comes across as more counterintuitive to the Christian religion than the Pope. The great german theologian, Karl Adam, gestured at this notion — that the Pope is the real hanging chad of ecumenical dialog — at the end of his diamond-of-a-book, The Roots of the Reformation. He is […]

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Who I’m Voting For

October 23, AD 2012 23 Comments
Who I’m Voting For

No, I will not write his name on the ballot. I believe that voting for a third party, a third person, is a symbolic act. In the case of a presidential election, a symbolic act is about as good as handing a symbolic cup of water to a man dying of thirst in the desert. […]

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When the Rubber Hits the Road

September 25, AD 2012 20 Comments
When the Rubber Hits the Road

Subtitle: How NFP is really hard. Let us return to the title of this post, and do not push aside the double entendre. Go there. For nothing says qu ite what I am trying to say in this post like the title. It is a good feeling because rarely does a title in the blogosphere […]

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3 Reasons Why Jesus Would Be Rejected

August 28, AD 2012 14 Comments
3 Reasons Why Jesus Would Be Rejected

Are three reasons why people reject the Catholic Church today. I've been thinking about this for some time, ruminating about the common objections I hear against Catholicism. They can be summarized in three distinct yet overlapping categories: ontological, moral and epistemic.

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Catholic Mangate

August 1, AD 2012 15 Comments
Catholic Mangate

This post is a response to When NCB Meets NCG. I thought it would be appropriate for an actual Good Catholic Man (father of five, husband of one, provider, dater-of-wife, and one who is approaching 10 years of marriage this December) to respond to what one seraphic writer described as “a bull in the china shop […]

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A Man Who Wipes…

July 31, AD 2012 7 Comments
A Man Who Wipes…

…Butts. OR: A Man Who Wipes Bottoms (for those that find “butt” offensive) What I am talking about is the awkward “line in the sand” that many the modern man draws in the proverbial kiddy-box. You see them here and there, passing off the wee lad or laddie as if it were a land-mine. What […]

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Some Anglican I Used to Know

July 3, AD 2012 10 Comments
Some Anglican I Used to Know

This blog post is a “live post”, written last night during Dr. Taylor Marshall”s newest episode on EWTN”s “The Journey Home“. If you know nothing about Dr. Taylor Marshall, you should start by visiting his blog Canterbury Tales, where he writes about Catholic dogma, history, and all things orthodox. Or, you can watch this video, […]

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Men: Be Courageous

June 5, AD 2012 11 Comments
Men: Be Courageous

Buckle-up. This might be a bumpy ride. In my last post, I explored the topic of keeping your kids Catholic in a world gone mad. For the six people that “liked” it on the Facebook social plug-in, I say, “thank you.” Despite its relative anonymity, we had an interesting conversation unfold in the combox. For […]

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Keeping Your Kids Catholic

May 22, AD 2012 12 Comments
Keeping Your Kids Catholic

First, let me start off this post with a disclaimer. DISCLAIMER: I’m a non-expert. I have little kids. Half of this is theory; the other half good intentions. Nonetheless, nothing goes better with the theme of “Mercy Killing” then a post about parenting. If I’m late to the “Mercy Killing” blog theme, I plead parenthood. […]

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Is the Internet Real?

April 10, AD 2012 4 Comments
Is the Internet Real?

Second question: If so, can we save it? To the first, I think the question is rather odd. However, it is odd because it is assumed implicitly in the question we more commonly ask and the one that does not feel odd, or namely: “Am I spending too much time online?” This is a good […]

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